Kamala Harris is being accused of helping 300 black churches break federal law that could have heavy consequences for the churches, which could lose their tax-exempt status. It is illegal for churches to do political campaigning from the pulpit for any church or other tax-exempt organization. Playing Kamala Harris’s endorsement of corrupt Terry McAuliffe is a blatant violation of the law. It may not matter because the same IRS that wants to know if you spend $600 in a year, will not punish churches boosting a Democratic candidate.
According to CNN reporter Eva McKend, the message began airing Sunday and will continue to be broadcasted through Nov. 2. Everyone knows that this is illegal, but with a corrupt AG Merrick Garland on the case, nothing will come of it, I guarantee you. Laws are only for the law-abiding. Will Garland declare that anyone who speaks out against this crime mare domestic terrorists?
NEW — More than 300 Black churches across VA will hear from @KamalaHarris btwn Sun. and November 2 in video message that will air during morning services as part of outreach effort aimed to boost @TerryMcAuliffe.#VAGOV
— Eva McKend (@evamckend) October 16, 2021
It should be pointed out that Jen Psaki, a liar for hire, violated the Hatch Act, which forbids government employees from endorsing a candidate during the performance of their duties when she endorsed Terry McAuliffe during her daily press conference. You can bet the rent that she is not punished for that either. This administration don’t need no stinkin’ laws.
The Internal Revenue Service explains:
In 1954, Congress approved an amendment by Sen. Lyndon Johnson to prohibit 501(c)(3) organizations, which includes charities and churches, from engaging in any political campaign activity. To the extent Congress has revisited the ban over the years, it has in fact strengthened the ban. The most recent change came in 1987 when Congress amended the language to clarify that the prohibition also applies to statements opposing candidates.
Currently, the law prohibits political campaign activity by charities and churches by defining a 501(c)(3) organization as one “which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”
The IRS further explains that tax-exempt organizations that violate the law are subject to losing their tax-exempt status.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity.
Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.
H/T The Blaze